For the Love of Nature: Parks, Green Spaces, Wellness Tourism and Water Conservation
Victoria Newhouse wasn’t planning to write a book about parks.
The Manhattan-based architectural historian and author of Parks of the 21st Century: Reinvented Landscapes, Reclaimed Territories (Rizzoli), came to it by chance when she was asked by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation to write a monograph on their eponymous Cultural Center and park in Athens, designed by Renzo Piano. “One part of it was a desert garden,” she says. “I’m not a landscape architect, I’ve never given much thought to it, but I was fascinated when I learned what a boon is taking place in parks around the world. Nature played such an important role over the pandemic,” Newhouse continues. “And parks were a godsend.”